Thomas Hobbes Research Paper

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Hobbes, Smith and Axelrod all have different theories of cooperation, yet sharing similar knowledge. They all agree in that they recognize that self-interest drives human action. Even if one does something for the benefit of someone else, that is still for the satisfaction it gives one or if you do something for or against someone and they return the favor. Axelrod theory is necessary for cooperation to emerge
Thomas Hobbes thought “Man was motivated by his appetites, desires, fear and self-interest, seeking pleasure and avoiding pain .His main desire, and the most important of natural laws, was self-preservation and the avoidance of death” Hobbes’ ideas would become the foundation for capitalism, which supported nature of people. Hobbes’ ideas
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But one I support the most is Hobbes. Thomas Hobbes rejects the theory of divine right of king and also rejected the early democratic view, taken by the parliamentarians. He occupies the ground of one is who both radical and conservative. He argues that political authority and obligation are based on the individual self-interests of members of society who are understood to be equal to one another, with no single individual invested with any essential authority to rule over the rest while at the same time maintaining the conservative position that the monarch, “sovereign”, must be needed absolute authority if society is to survive. He argues for a social contract and ruled by a sovereign Hobbes postulates what life would be like without government, a condition which he calls the state of nature. In that state, each person would have a right, or license, to everything in the world. Hobbes wrote “Leviathan”, explaining the creation and preservation of an authoritative government, including nature of man, the state of nature, the social contract, the laws of nature, political power, liberty and law, and the sovereign power. His main concern is the problem of social and political order, how human beings can live together in peace and avoid the danger and fear of civil conflict. Hobbes believed man left to his own devices, would simply rob and kill anyone and everyone else. The life of man was…show more content…
First is just the fact that he evaluates how societies solve the economic dilemma. In the “Wealth of nations” he explains how nations can become rich and powerful. Nations used to become powerful and rich by expanding around the world gathering landing and resources then take back to their country. But Smith though of another way to become rich and powerful, and that involve in producing goods. In Invisible hand, self-interest balances out competition. Like Hobbes theory self-interest is being motivated by doing things for your best and it’s exactly what Smith believe but business provides goods and services for basic purpose,
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